What is Coworking?

Coworking is part office setting and part dynamic work community.

For so many people, how and where we work isn’t anything like the image of the “regular Joe” who’d head off to the same workplace day in and day out for years and even decades on end. Workers today have a rich and varied set of employment conditions: Freelancers, remote workers, entrepreneurs, small teams, “solopreneurs”, along with an array of regional and sales reps, writers, journalists and more, none of whom report to a “traditional” office on a daily basis.

Where are people working now?

Some work at home. Some work in cafes. Some at the library. Some work in vehicles between appointments. More and more people cobble together the essentials of office infrastructure from numerous places: such as copying and printing, reliable WiFi, meeting and conference rooms. It’s seldom straightforward and frequently frustrating.

And it’s more than just office services. Working on your own without other productive people to interact and network with can be isolating and discouraging. It can become a significant obstacle to your productivity and job satisfaction.

Enter coworking ­­– this video explains how this phenomenon is catching on across the country and around the world.

Aren’t videos awesome?!

Coworking gives independent and remote workers access to the services and infrastructure big-company workers get, but at a price they can afford and on their own terms. Just as importantly, coworking spaces are known for being cool, dynamic places to network, hold meetings, and set boundaries between work and personal life. And, there is always good coffee.